Oporto and the Douro

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5 nights river cruise aboard the 5 Anchor MS Gil Eanes operated by Croisieurope cruising the beautiful river Douro from Oporto through the picturesque Portuguese countryside.

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Oporto
  • Return airport transfer to the port
  • 5 nights accommodation on board the 5 Anchor MS Gil Eanes based on 2 sharing
  • Captain Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea.
  • Superb French Cuisine on a Full Board basis
  • Entertainment: On board professional entertainment
  • Free WiFi in lounge & bar
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system
  • Fado, flamenco and traditional evenings on board.
  • Gala dinner
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Taxes and one 15kg checked bag per cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 Oporto, Portugal

On arrival in Oporto, you’ll be transferred by coach to the dock.

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto “by night”.

Day 2 Oporto to Regua

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing. 

Day 3 Regua to Pinhao to Porto Antigo

Take part in our optional excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 4 Porto Antigo to Oporto

We’ll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us on the optional excursions proposed : CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We’ll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialities. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5 Porto to Guimarães to Porto

Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed : CLASSIC: Tour of Guimarães. DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting of some of the local wines. Tonight’s our gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.

Day 6 Porto

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You will be transferred from the quay to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.

Accommodation

MS Gil Eanes

Cabins

  • Upper deck: 34 double-occupancy cabins
  • Middle deck: 24 double-occupancy cabins
  • Main deck: 8 double-occupancy cabins

Amenities: All cabins have bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.

Characteristics

  • Year built: 2014/2015
  • Length: 80 m
  • Width: 11.4 m
  • Number of cabins: 54
  • Capacity: 132 passengers

Onboard amenities: Lounge with large picture windows, restaurant, library, TV, gift shop, elevator, sun deck with chaise lounges. Air-conditioning throughout entire boat and in each cabin, central heating, free onboard Wi-Fi.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,249pp
  Number of nights: 5

23 March 2018 €1,249 Main Deck
23 March 2018 €1,509 Middle Deck
23 March 2018 €1,539 Upper Deck

Single Supplement from €600

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